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King's Lynn film club highlights refugee week

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A film club will be highlighting Refugee Week in June which is from June 20 until 26 and raising money for refugee charities.

The King's Lynn Community Cinema Club (KLCCC) in partnership with Lynn Trades Union Council (KLTUC) will be presenting a special benefit screening.

The cinema club has held numerous charity screenings over recent years supporting local and national organisations as part of their community ethos.

Covid vaccinations are now being delivered from the St George's Guildhall (56965805)
Covid vaccinations are now being delivered from the St George's Guildhall (56965805)

Lynn Trades Union Council has a long and proud record of fighting racism and supporting those in need so they have joined forces to co-fund this event.

The film Limbo will be shown on Thursday, June 23, 7.30pm at the St George’s Guildhall a highly acclaimed drama telling the story of a Syrian refugee sent to live on a remote Scottish island awaiting the outcome of his asylum application.

KLTUC secretary, Jo Rust said: "Whether refugees have fled war torn areas, persecution, rape or violence, we believe they should be welcomed to our country.

"They create a vibrant and diverse community and add richness that otherwise would not be experienced.

"The screening of Limbo gives us that chance to consider the life of a refugee in a deadpan way.

"The film is delightful and full of humanity. It highlights the hopes and hardships of the refugee experience.

"It is wry, poignant, and funny, a story of the kindness of strangers."

KLCCC chairman Ian Barton said: "This is a great chance to come along and enjoy a powerful film whilst helping to raise funds for deserving causes so we hope as many people as possible will come along and join us."

All are welcome and entrance is free, but a minimum donation of £5 is suggested on the door, which will be split equally between the Disaster Emergencies Committee (D.E.C) Ukraine Appeal, and the Refugee Council.

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